With the best of intentions..

With the best of intentions I wanted to run today...

With the best of intentions I meant to run three hills as a part of my training plan...

With the best of intentions I hoped to cover 5k total...

With the best of intentions I was going to keep warm despite the fact that it was cold and dark...

With the best of intentions I was going to burn off the Chinese food I had at lunch...

The odds were not in my favor.

I was tired.

This was the weather:

This was the elevation:

But guess what??

I ran the three hills (5k total, up and down) then proceeded to add another 4k to that total.

That's right kiddies, I ran 9 freakin' kilometres in zero degree Celsius temperatures (with 35k/hr winds), after a long day at work, when I wasn't sure if I wanted to even leave the house again after I got home.

Who am I??

Proud (and exhausted) is who I am!!

So tell me, when was the last time you exceeded your own expectations?


  1. Congrats! It was stormy in RI today, but I really wanted to do a long run. I dragged myself to the treadmill...11 miles later, I'm still smiling! No regrets :)

  2. Woohoo!! Way to go :) I knew you have it in you!! I did mine too but wayyyyy less km's!!

  3. Way to go! Very impressive! Do you use any special gear for going out at night? I've been avoiding going outside in the evenings using the darkness as my excuse.

  4. awesome! good job

  5. Oh my gosh- YAY!!!! Congrats!!!

    We must have been hit with the same kick in the butt yesterday, because I went and ran 4 miles.

    We rock :)

  6. Ouch. That is cold! Good for you!

  7. That's amazing!! Runs like that always feel so good - like you just conquered a huge mountain. Enjoy the high - you deserve it!

  8. Way to go! Feels amazing to say "I did that". I feel pitiful even saying that I ran 2 miles today... but I did just have a baby :) I only planned on running 1.25 mi and felt good so I "stretched" it out to 2. LOL! Keep running strong...

  9. One word for you.....Amazing!
    That is serious determination girl. Way to go.

  10. Thats fabulous!!! Isn't it a great feeling when you accomplish something "against the odds"?? :) Congrats, girl!